Uber passenger who made billionth UK trip wins free rides for a decade

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Uber has recorded its billionth UK trip, nearly a decade after it began operating in the country (Laura Dale/PA) (PA Archive)
Uber has recorded its billionth UK trip, nearly a decade after it began operating in the country (Laura Dale/PA) (PA Archive)

An Uber passenger has won free rides for a decade after making the billionth UK journey booked through the firm.

The ride hailing app company said the short trip was taken in Portsmouth on December 7.

To mark the milestone, Uber awarded the passenger free rides for the next 10 years, worth up to £10,000.

This is just the beginning

Jamie Heywood, Uber

Uber launched in the UK in London in 2012.

Since then, the app has been used by passengers from more than 130 countries, with in excess of 28 million trips made to or from UK airports.

The firm’s regional general manager for northern and eastern Europe Jamie Heywood, said: “We’re hugely proud to have reached one billion trips in the UK.

“This milestone is a testament to every amazing driver that has worked with Uber since our launch in the UK.

“This is just the beginning and we now look forward to the next billion trips, and our electric future.”

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